The report, written by commandant lieutenant Ignatiev, describes behaviour of three drunk soldiers with following words:
This is to report that at 11 PM on Dec 14th I arrested drunk inferior officers of the 280th Reserve Detachment Nikifarov, Dzhordzhikin and Dadiani, who went out for “Cup of Tea” and ordered a patrol soldier to find them a cab. The patrol soldier answered that there were no cabs and he was on duty. The inferior officers Dzordzhikin and Nikifarov started beating him, they waved their sabers and the inferior office Dzordzhikin reached for a revolver and threatened the gathered patrols and private persons. All of them were conveyed by me to the office and I told them your order to go to the detachment headquarters and to come to the officer on duty, so I report for your disposal.
The Russian Caucasus Army, which occupied Kars during WWI, was known for its ethnic diversity. It was composed of Georgians, Caucasus Greeks, Armenians, ethnic Russians and Ukrainians. The Army occupied the Kars Oblast until 1918, when it was ceded to the Ottoman Empire.